Baccam To Join Defender Soccer

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Baccam To Join Defender Soccer

(Tuesday, January 26; Sioux Center, Iowa) Avril Baccam has announced her intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender soccer program.

“We are super excited to sign Avril, not only because she is a top caliber athlete, but also because she is a phenomenal individual who cares about her faith, her academics and being a great teammate. I am ready for August to come so we can get her on campus,” said Dordt women’s soccer coach Alex Durbin.

Baccam has played for FC Dallas and was a member of 3 v 3 National Champion, World Futsal Championship finalist and Dallas International Cup finalist.  She’s a 5-8 midfielder/forward.

“I chose to commit to Dordt University for multiple reasons, but one of the key reasons was because of the community at Dordt. When I visited Dordt I could see the vibrant community in the classroom as well as on the soccer field. I feel like Dordt is a place where I can not only get a good education but also continue to grow in my faith. I can see myself grow through the Dordt community. I also love how the professors are involved with making sure you can live up to your potential. I am excited to join the Defenders in the fall and continue my education,” said Baccam.

Avril is the daughter of Syla and Tanya Baccam of Little Elm, Texas. She plans to enter the pre-Physical Therapy program at Dordt.

Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian college rooted in the Reformed tradition. The Defender athletic program is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and the Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association (MACHA). 

U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine,, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students.